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January 23, 2014
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Berkeley Lab-led Project Aims to Produce Liquid Transportation Fuel from Methane

How’s this for innovative: A Berkeley Lab-led team hopes to engineer a new enzyme that efficiently converts methane to liquid transportation fuel. “There’s a lot of methane available, and we want to develop a new way to harness it as … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
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March of the Pathogens: Parasite Metabolism Can Foretell Disease Ranges under Climate Change

Knowing the temperatures that viruses, bacteria, worms and all other parasites need to grow and survive could help determine the future range of infectious diseases under climate change, according to new research. Princeton University researchers developed a model that can … Continue reading

December 20, 2012
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Plumes across the Pacific Deliver Thousands of Microbial Species to West Coast

A surprising number of microorganisms – more than 100 times more kinds than reported just four months ago – are leaping the biggest gap on the planet. Hitching rides in the upper troposphere, they’re making their way from Asia across … Continue reading

September 20, 2012
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UCLA Engineers Shed New Light on 3-D Motion of Human Sperm Cells

Using new lensless imaging platform, team observes rare helical movements A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has, for the first time, directly recorded the three-dimensional helical swimming patterns of human sperm … Continue reading

July 10, 2012
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Jekyll and Hyde Bacteria Aids or Kills, Depending on Chance

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Living in the guts of worms are seemingly innocuous bacteria that contribute to their survival. With a flip of a switch, however, these same bacteria transform from harmless microbes into deadly insecticides. In the current issue … Continue reading

February 22, 2012
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Impetigo Skin infection: Its Causes, Prevention and Treatment

Any disintegration of skin or rupture of the skin’s surface is literally known as skin infection. Normally, different types of microorganisms are responsible for various skin conditions or skin infections. Usual infection-causing pathogens are bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.   A … Continue reading

January 13, 2012
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Gut Microbe Networks Differ From Norm in Obese People, Systems Biology Approach Reveals

For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than a set of separate species. Their approach has revealed patterns that correspond with excess body weight. … Continue reading

December 17, 2011
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‘Fingerprinting’ Method Tracks Mercury Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plant

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— For the first time, the chemical “fingerprints” of the element mercury have been used by University of Michigan researchers to directly link environmental pollution to a specific coal-burning power plant. The primary source of mercury pollution in … Continue reading